Joe Biden Weighs Ban on Solar Material from China’s Xinjiang Region over Forced Labour – South China Morning Post

By Kelsey Tamborrino and Gavin Bade

The Biden administration is considering banning imports into America of a critical solar panel material from China’s Xinjiang region, according to four people familiar with the administration’s plans – a move that would assuage bipartisan pressure to crack down on human rights abuses but could undermine the White House’s aggressive climate change goals.

At issue is polysilicon, the material inside most solar panels, which US President Joe Biden hopes will help replace fossil fuels and allow the US to eliminate carbon emissions from power generation by 2035.

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